called my attention to the recently announced receipients of The MacArthur Fellows Program
. He mentions that he doesn't know many of the people on the list. I urge him to read a few of the books written by one of the recepients, Aleksandar Hemon.
I've mentioned him
before and strongly recommend Question of Bruno
, which is a beautiful collection of short stories. The MacArthur website has a good description
of his subject matter as a writer.